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permaculture

[pur-muh-kuhl-cher] /ˈpɜr məˌkʌl tʃər/
noun
1.
a system of cultivation intended to maintain permanent agriculture or horticulture by relying on renewable resources and a self-sustaining ecosystem.
Related forms
permaculturist, permaculturalist, noun
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Examples for permaculture
  • permaculture, local farming and local organic farming is the way to solve all our food problems and uses less petrol to do so.
  • For example, they host tree planting dance parties and teach kids circus skills while throwing in tips on permaculture.
  • The eco-ideology known as permaculture has entered the mainstream.
  • In fact some of the species promoted by permaculture can be serious environmental weeds.
  • Bill began by defining permaculture and stressed his belief that it is the foundation of green building and sustainable design.
  • Examples include, alley space or sidewalk gardens, and collective or permaculture gardens.
  • They also span the agricultural spectrum, from permaculture to potatoes and clover to community-supported agriculture.
  • It needs to be written into the city plan to create more space and funding for permaculture and renewable energy.
British Dictionary definitions for permaculture

permaculture

/ˈpɜːməˌkʌltʃə/
noun
1.
the practice of producing food, energy, etc, using ways that do not deplete the earth's natural resources
Word Origin
C20: coined by Bill Mollison (born 1928), Australian ecologist, from perma(nent agri)culture
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Contemporary definitions for permaculture
noun

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Word Origin and History for permaculture
n.

by 1978, from permanent + agriculture or culture.

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